Qatar Airways has become the first ever carrier to operate an all-Business Class service from London Heathrow.
The airline has introduced a new all-premium daily service, 'Business One', between Doha and London Heathrow Terminal 4 using an Airbus A319 configured with a single aisle, 2-2 seating configuration. It offers 40 premium Business Class seats and claims to provide ‘the experience travelling in a VIP jet’.
Qatar Airways currently operates five daily flights to London Heathrow and the additional sixth all-Business Class daily service steps up the frequency on the Doha to London Heathrow route from 35 to 42 a week just before Qatar Airways commences operations of its new A380 aircraft on the route. The aircraft will operate on QR003 and QR004 from the 17th June.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: "The Doha to London Heathrow route is one of Qatar Airways' most popular Business Class destinations and we continue to see increasing demand from passengers in Doha and those connecting onto London Heathrow from our network of worldwide destinations. Combined with the new Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at London Heathrow's Terminal 4, and our Premium Terminal in Doha, our passengers can experience the very best Business Class service in the industry."